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How to Draw a Lizard (in 6 Simple Steps)

Follow along and draw a fun, simple lizard. Perfect for young kids. Uses very simple shapes and drawing skills.
Prep Time 0 mins
Craft Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 Piece Paper
  • 1 Pencil


  • In figure one, we are starting with the basic shape for the lizard head. Simply draw a small circle and this will be our starting point in creating a drawing of a lizard. Keep in mind that a lizard's head is technically not a circle shape but for the purpose of our cute cartoon style lizard that we are drawing during this quick tutorial, it will suffice.
  • In step two, you will want to use your pencil to draw an oval shape that is attached to the small circle you just drew for the head of your lizard. This oval shape is the body of the lizard you are creating in our step drawing tutorial.
  • Step three is all about the tail. Simply add a tail to the oval shape you drew for the body of your lizard. Try to make it swivel a little, similar to drawing a snake. To create the lizard's tail, draw two long, curved lines that form a shape similar to the letter S then draw them to meet each other in a sharp point. Keep in mind that the lizard's tail should be pretty much the same length as the body you already created, including the lizard's head.
  • In figure four, it is time to add feet for our animal. Simply draw lines that extend downward, two of them that are identical, starting at the base of the neck area of your lizard and then running across the body. Be sure to put a bend in the lines. The curved line will help form each hind leg of the lizard and will become the lizard's elbow. You can then draw reptilian-style toes by using three sets of parallel lines that extend from the foot. The toes should meeting in a V-shape at the base and then you can enclose the ends of each toe by using your pencil to draw very small circle shapes.
  • In photo five, we get to start adding features to the face of our cute lizard. You can now add a pair of eyes to your lizard's face. If you have a real-life lizard at your house, or in my case, a bearded dragon, you can use that as a guide to creating a face similar to that of your own lizard. Whether you have a gecko, iguana, or even a leopard gecko, you can attempt to recreate the face of your beloved lizard as much as possible.
  • In figure six, the last of our step tutorial, you can add lizard scales to your amazing and very first lizard drawing. This is not only an easy step in our tutorial process, it is a fun little dragon step. You can add as many scales as you would like to then you get to color the drawing of your lizard. You can create a green lizard or opt to create more of a komodo dragon or alligator lizard or use brown to create a bearded dragon or one of the other reptile types. You can even use several different colors to portray a changeable lizard, such as a chameleon, or you can make it look more like a girdled lizard. This is the fun part of creating your cartoon lizard-style picture during our drawing lesson.
Keyword How to draw, Kids, Lizard